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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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New Belgium employee-owners work in shifts to brew to life world-class beers. Those efforts are rewarded daily with a shared end-of-shift beer. Were passing that welcomed occasion onto consumers in this lightly-hopped Shift Pale Lager. From work to play, from bottle to can, from bold and heavy to refreshing and sessionable; Shift salutes the shift in occasion, package and beer. So, go ahead and get your Shift beer, youve earned it!
ABV - 5.0; IBU - 29; Calories - 160 (per can); Hops - Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade; Malts - Pale, Munich, C-80; OG - 14.3; TG - 2.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2012 Clear gold.Creamy one finger head with lacing. Aroma is somewhat malty,somewhat hoppy,somewhat yeasty,somewhat minerally.Hop aroma is a bit earthy/herbal very slight floral but the aroma is pretty minimal.Hop aroma is more noticable as it warms with some dankishness stronger herbal and somewhat vegetale.A nice floral shows up or it could be a distinct malt aroma.Aroma gets way better as it warms becomes maltier as well in taste. Taste is soft but toasty with light notes of dark carmel toffe like bittersweet carmel.Medium bodied with a good hop flavor/malt but mild like the abv would tell you it to be.Im likeing this more the second time around.This would be a pretty good offering for the outdoors.I wouldnt pass it up,wouldnt be the first thing to get going camping either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Thin white head thats short lived with some spotty lace left behind. Clear, pale blond color. Nose is light with fruity hops, lil yeast, apples. Body is light, decent carbonation, lil pastey/sticky. Malts are fairly dry, grainy and the hops a bit grassy, straw. Finish is fairly dry and grainy. Meh, coulda been worse. Can from statelineliquors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Can. Yellow colored pour with a white head. Basically tastes like any normal pale lager with more flavor. Nothing really unique to make it stand out other than the fact that it isnt bad. Not much to say. Hops, corn, malt, yeast, carbonation. Its all there. Would buy a 4 pack of Torpedo over this any day though; especially for the same price.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2012
16oz can. Pours clear light gold with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet husky wheaty malts with some vegetal notes and a little stinkiness.

The flavor is earthy, grainy, biscuity malts and some sweetness with some herbal bitterness in the finish. Kind of reminds me of a cream ale. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, better than macro lagers but not my thing. Vegetal notes, too much biscuit malt with earthy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2012
nteresting looking lager, tan and clear with wisps of orange and gold, nice head and lace. Smell and taste to me is almost a lager clone of dig. Very earthy, malty, and with more hops than youd expect in a lager. Mostly its just earthy though, almost like dirt. Honestly without putting them side by side, Id swear this is dig. Its fairly light and certainly flavorful, but Id have trouble with this as a summer brew. Its too earthy and a bit heavy for a lager. Im giving it a mediocre rating because I doubt Ill buy it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Its a solid brew for what it is. Pours a golden brown/orange with a big fuzzy head. Nose a taste is earthy, a bit of corn, light malts. Decent, easy drinking good for a stepper into better beers. Honestly I think it drinks better from the can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
Can from Binnys. Pours a deep gold with a frothy white head. Nose is light caramel notes, dusty malt and some soft hop notes as well. A bit musty overall. Quite bitter overall with some caramel notes and sweet Munich. Clean overall with some earthy hop notes. Pretty decent stuff, if a touch over carbed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2012
Can:   Clear golden, very clear, mild carbonation, large foamy white head, nice lacing.   Very pale straw and hay, slightly toasted, ever so slightly.   I almost had to inhale this beer to get any sort of aroma out of it.   Pale straw/hay and general unsweetened grassiness on the tongue.   Its a little toasty, especially towards the finish.   Its nice and clean, a little crisp too.   Has a slight mealiness well after the finish tho.   Tiz okay, but Ive had better Premium Lagers.   Bring up the sweetness just a touch, and give it a little more hop character and then youd have something.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (793) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 29, 2012
16 ounce can from a 4 pack. Pours a nice dark gold with a decent two inch white head that lasts. Taste is of hops, resin, malt, caramel, grapefruit, citrus and pine. Light malty aroma. The body is creamy, but on the watery side. The finish is slightly dry. Easy to drink, but reminds me more of a weak IPA than a Lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5192) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2012
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse (Habersham St) - 16 oz can. Pours a nice medium gold with lovely bubble action and a thick frothy white head. Aroma is mild and pleasant with some light floral accents, a hint of pine and some grassy notes. Flavor is full bodied and refreshing - pick up some honey accents, a bit of toasted bread, some light pear fruitiness. Mouthfeel is nicely textured and thick for a premium lager. Very solid.

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